For many years, we have decorated the Hero House in Sea Pines for our visiting Christmas families. This past year, our Hero family experienced a Christmas holiday they will never forget.
Please enjoy the words of a grateful Mom…..
“Some weeks ago, while sitting in the hospital waiting for my son to complete yet another round of chemo, a message popped up on my phone saying that we had been granted a Christmas vacation in the Hero House on Hilton Head Island. This was a very emotional and challenging time for us as a family and this possibly came along at just the right time. After conferring with our oncologist, we began making plans to surprise our large family with this trip.
When we arrived on the island we were greated by our “host family” and taken to the Hero House. We were literally blow away by all of the preperations that had gone into making our visit so compelete. There were personalized presents for the entire family under the Christmas tree, numerous resturant gift certificates and even movie theater, mini golf and dolphin cruise tickets. No detail was left undone for us.
On Christmas Eve, we were able to attend a beautiful candlelight church service as guests of a local volunteer. And then, on Christmas Day, two chefs from the Sea Pines Resort personally delivered a Christmas dinner to the house that was overwhelming and delicious!
When our week on the island came to an end, we headed back home with grateful hearts and full tummies. Seeing our children riding bikes throughout the resort, walking the beach and filling the Hero House with laughter was a gift that we can never repay. We will never forget how your community took us in, “adopted our children” and showed us what the spirit of Christmas is really all about. What a tremendous blessing you have been to us all. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
For over twenty years, we have hosted almost a thousand families on a Heroes vacation. They constantly remind us that it truly is “more blessed to give than to receive”. Thanks to all of the Heroes that make a difference in the lives of the children and families that we have been so honored to serve.